At Upwey South Primary School we are always looking to identify new ways that we can enhance the learning resources available to our students. As such we have recently purchased a subscription for Sunshine Online Books. This web based resource provides books and activities for students to use both in the classroom and at home. As part of the subscription it allows parents and teachers to access:
- Over 550 levelled books to supplement the books students are already using
- Over 1000 interactive activities to support learning in Literacy and Numeracy
- High frequency word lists
- Extra fiction and non-fiction titles in the “Bookshelf” area levelled to the students’ needs
- Letter blends resources
- Word Families resources
- Indigenous Titles
- Numeracy activities
In 2016 we set up a Learning Studio in Room 9. Digital Promise Global is a program organised by Microsoft and HP and involves our school working with 60 schools from across the world. Upwey South Primary School is the only school in Victoria to take part in this exciting project.
Our new Learning Studio will enable us to engage our students in areas including:
- Three dimensional design and modelling
- Digital storytelling and production
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Empathy and Design Thinking
- Visual Communication and Design
- Invention Literacy
This is an exciting project for the school and the Grade 5 and 6 students in particular who will be running the program. If you have any questions about the program or would just like to pop in and see the new room please contact Miss Oliver at school.
The Junior School Council and our School Captains have written, directed and filmed a tour of our wonderful school. We hope you enjoy it!
Student Wellbeing at all levels is a priority at Upwey South. If children are unhappy or worried about something they cannot learn effectively. We observe and listen to our students and we support them on a daily basis. We contact parents or guardian’s if we have any concerns for a student’s wellbeing. We encourage supportive friendships and we put the welfare and safety of our students before anything else.
Our Kimochis help us all to learn more about our relationships with other people – children and adults. While we may have unique personalities, we all share the same feelings. We celebrate the differences between us and we try to accept and support each other. The Kimochis also help us to see things from the perspective of others. Even our senior students have enjoyed getting to know them.
At Upwey South we are dedicated to inspiring young children to become passionate about their future. We are here to nurture our students and together with their families support them to grow into happy, well-rounded and competent young people who will be very well-prepared for life.
We create opportunities for learning, leadership and personal growth through the power of education. We offer a myriad of learning opportunities for our students using the tools of exploration, instruction and experience so that they are literate, numerate, and socially, technologically and ecologically confident by the time they graduate and move on to secondary school.
Our aspiration is to continue our tradition of educational excellence; to advance success patterns in all areas throughout our school and to expand our school spirit, both practically and socially, into the wider community.
And finally, we will continue to champion the values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience for all who pass through our gates.